From the Publisher Jan/Feb 2021

Dear Family,

Welcome to 2021! The new year comes with new hopes. We lost so much in 2020: family members, friends, colleagues, taken by the scourge of the coronavirus. Unemployment was at a high. Businesses folded and our country’s division was more visible than it has been in 60+ years. Through it all, ONYX Magazine carried a torch on the frontlines in our community. Partnering with the experts, we dove in to bring you the latest information on COVID-19 and our stories reflected the sentiments of our nation’s people: from Black Lives Matter to other political issues, we made sure you stayed informed. Thank you for returning the generosity by supporting us.

In our first cover story of 2021, Attorney Ben Crump shares his ambitions and what he believes about social justice. Heralded as “Black America’s Attorney General,” he has represented families in some of America’s landmark cases—cases that have divided us in some ways and brought us together in others. His compelling words will inspire you. Also in this issue, we encourage professionals to find a mentor. Just because you’re at the top of your game does not mean you can’t seek wise counsel. The article tells you what to look for. February is Black History Month and we share some trailblazers who we don’t always hear about. Because of them, we can do anything. In a story referencing Valentine’s Day, we introduce you to a few individuals who chose to swipe right! Read what inspired them to try online dating.

Thank you for supporting us for more than 23 years. As always, we are dedicated to bringing you entertaining, inspiring and informative information that celebrates us! At ONYX Magazine, we are stepping into 2021 with a boldness that we are making a critical difference in the lives of our community members—you.


Rich Black

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